First name origin & meaning:
First name variations: Knight, Knightlea, Knightlee, Knightlie, Knights, Knightley
Last name origin & meaning:
English: habitational name from Knightley in Staffordshire, named
in Old English as ‘the wood or clearing of the retainers’, from
cnihtā, genitive plural of cnihta ‘servant’,
‘retainer’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.
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